5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 26, 2010 3:57 AM by M_Anand

    Pasting recording slides

    tcollins_37087

      This is my first Captivate presentation; basically a learning experience.

       

      I have a file that is converted from a PowerPoint slide show and another that is a recording of some activity in Word.  I attempted to copy slides from the recording and paste them into the PowerPoint presentation.

       

      When pasted into the PowerPoint show, the recording slides don't render correctly. I don't see the full width of the original recording, and when it shows a click on an object at the edge of the display, it jumps out of place to fit in the space rendered.

       

      Is that typical?  And what's the correct way to merge slides from PowerPoint and clips from a demo recording into a single Captivate presentation?

        • 1. Re: Pasting recording slides
          tcollins_37087 Level 1

          I should probably have mentioned that this is Captivate 5.

          • 2. Re: Pasting recording slides
            Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional

            Hello,

             

            Have some questions: are those two files that you want to combine in one CP-file, if I understand well, the same resolution? How did you copy the slides? And what is the Quality setting of the slides (Properties panel, General region)?

             

            Lilybiri

            • 3. Re: Pasting recording slides
              tcollins_37087 Level 1

              For the PowerPoint slides, I used the Create New command from the startup screen.

              Create New > From Microsoft PowerPoint

              I just used let it go with whatever the default settings are.

               

              For the simulation, I also used the Create New command from the startup screen.

              Create New > Software Simulation

              Screen Area: Custom Size: (I didn't keep the exact dimensions)

              Recording Type: Automatic: No Panning: No Narration

               

              Finally, I just copied slides from the simulation and pasted them to the PowerPoint-conversion slideshow.  This was a first jab for me, so I'm trying to figure out what the parameters are for the program.

              • 4. Re: Pasting recording slides
                Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                Hi,

                 

                Check the resolution for both files (have a look in Modify, Rescale Project): Width and Height in pixels. I think that both files have a different resolution (dimensions in pixels). Then you could downscale one of them, but if the ratio width/height is not the same, that is a problem. Please can you check?

                 

                Lilybiri

                • 5. Re: Pasting recording slides
                  M_Anand Level 3

                  Hi tcollins,

                   

                  Please turn on the 'Rescale Imported/Pasted Slide' option in preferences dialog at Global -> General Settings.

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                  -Manish

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